Microsoft has been pushy with trying to get people to use Edge lately . Now, when you try to download Chrome through the Edge browser, a new pop-up may attempt to dissuade you by calling Chrome “so 2008.” Neowin first spotted the new prompts, and they come with a few messages that pop up when you go to the Google Chrome download page through Microsoft Edge. Here are the messages you might see: “Microsoft Edge runs on the same technology as Chrome, with the added trust of Microsoft.” “That browser is so 2008! Do you know what’s new? Microsoft Edge.” “I hate saving money,’ said no one ever. Microsoft Edge is the best browser for online shopping .” RELATED Microsoft Edge Really Wants to Help You Shop Online These pop-ups are a little different than those Chrome surfaces, as those appear on the actual website. In the case of Edge’s pop-ups, they’re rendered natively by the browser, and other websites cannot display the same type of prompts. Apparently, … [Read more...] about Chrome Is “So 2008” According to Microsoft Edge’s New Pop-up
A weird black dot is probably one of the most disheartening things you can run into when buying a new screen. That, dear readers, is a dead pixel. Here’s why they happen and what you can do about it. What Causes a Dead Pixel Before jumping headlong into fixing dead pixels, it’s important first to understand how pixels work in a monitor . The primary technology that runs monitors is Liquid Crystal Display or LCD for short. How it works is that two polarizing filters sandwich a layer of liquid crystal, a name for a type of liquid that can also exhibit properties of crystals. Behind that sandwich is a backlight that provides the light source that you see from your monitor. As that light passes through the sandwich, each layer is altered using electrons to produce either light, no light, or some gradient between the two. At an individual level, these are called electrodes and are the building block of LCD monitors. If you want to get color out of your LCD, you add another … [Read more...] about What Are Dead Pixels, and Can You Fix Them?
The “Deep Web” and “ Dark Web ” both sound intimidating, but that doesn’t mean they’re the same thing. While they’re related, knowing the difference can keep you safe from dangerous places on the internet and make you a hit at parties. The Internet Is Not the Web Before we get to the distinction between “deep” and “dark”, another common conflation has to be cleared up first. We tend to use “internet” and “web” interchangeably, but they are very different. RELATED What Is the Dark Web? The internet is the network infrastructure we use to communicate globally. That includes the network card in your computer, your router, the fiber line from your house, undersea cables, and all the other bits and bobs that shoot electrical (or optical) impulses all over the planet. You can also include Internet Protocol as a defining feature of the internet. It’s the language of the internet and describes exactly how information is encoded and routed over the internet. The … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between the Deep Web and the Dark Web?
All sorts of companies are putting out their best lists for apps. Google announced its best Android app recently , and now Apple has followed along, announcing Toca Life World as its best iPhone app of 2021. RELATED Balance Is the Best App of 2021, According to Google Apple says, “Ten years after its App Store debut, Toca Life World is masterfully iterating on the art of play and self-expression for kids.” If your kids haven’t downloaded this app yet, it’s absolutely time, as this is a pretty special honor. Outside of the best iPhone app, Apple honored the video editor LumaFusion from LumaTorch as the best iPad app. The company said, “LumaFusion made video editing faster, less intimidating, and more portable for creators at every level.” For Mac users, Apple said Craft was the best application of 2021. Apple described the app, saying, “Craft creatively enabled efficiency and artistry through a notebook with seemingly limitless capabilities.” Sports … [Read more...] about Apple’s Best iPhone App of 2021 Is Toca Life World
So, three episodes into Discovery ’s fourth season, which means it’s time for everyone’s favorite: a standalone. The main threat arc has been established (a giant terrifying gravitational anomaly that no one can understand or effectively predict), and that still serves as a motivating factor for much of what happens in “Choose To Live.” Michael and her mother investigate a crime; Stamets and Booker go to the Ni’Var Science Institute; and Gray gets his body (and presumably his groove) back. While two out of three of these plot lines spring off the Big Bad, each tells a specific, distinct story of its own, whether it’s the discovery of a new alien lifeform, or Booker finding a way to begin to make peace with what he’s lost, or Gray getting his new flesh. Advertisement It’s a nice change of pace, and in the past, Discovery ’s managed some of its most effective sequences by slowing down a bit and letting stuff sink in. “Choose” isn’t a classic, and it suffers in part … [Read more...] about Michael tracks a killer on an abrupt Star Trek: Discovery